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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2009 - 12.25 July

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 2009


In a rural small American town two brothers try to move forward four years after the death of their father. They find themselves sharing their small trailer with their mother's new boyfriend, French, a man suddenly faced with responsibility he doesn't want and isn't ready for.



In una piccola città rurale degli Stati Uniti, due fratelli cercano di andare avanti, quattro anni dopo la morte del padre. I due si ritrovano a condividere il loro piccolo rimorchio con il nuovo fidanzato della madre, French, un uomo che improvvisamente si trova di fronte a una responsabilità che non è pronto ad assumersi.


Category Official Competition
Section Troubled Gaze
Tipology Short Film
Duration 18' 16''
Production Year 2009
Nationality Canada
Directed by Jason Stone
Screenplay Jason Stone
Script Jason Stone
Director of photography David Robert Jones
Editor Jay Visit
Production Design Rachel Robb Kondrath, Mike Kurz
Costume Design Annie Laurie Abriel
Sound Patrick Knipe
Music Robert Melamed, Mark Petrie, Phil Symonds
Main cast Chris Aguilar (Chris)
Johnny Brazell (Rick)
Sean Christian Day (Sean)
Jeff Edwards (Frank)
Craig Harrill (Mr. Becker)
John Hawkes (French)
Produced by Sean-Michael Smith, Jon Kondrath, Jason Stone

tender as hellfire regJason Stone
Jason graduated summa cum laude with an economics degree from McGill University and is currently completing his MFA at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Before moving to Los Angeles from Toronto, Jason’s first short film, THE UNFORTUNATE TRUTH ABOUT LIFE, won Best Director, Best Narrative Film and Best Film Overall at the Canadian National Student Film Festival.


Jason Stone
Jason si laurea con lode in economia alla McGill University e attualmente sta completando il suo Master of Fine Arts (MFA) presso la Scuola di Cinema della University of Southern California. Prima di trasferirsi a Los Angeles da Toronto, il suo primo cortometraggio, THE UNFORTUNATE TRUTH ABOUT LIFE, vince i premi per la miglior regia, il miglior cortometraggio e il miglior cortometraggio narrativo al Canadian National Student Film Festival.




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Jason Stone